Biking

Gear of the Year: Mountain Bikes

The Answer The question: Do you buy a mountain bike with big travel or less weight, stable angles or lively handling? Ellsworth's Epiphany eliminates the compromise, riding an...

Captain Enduro

Last year, Chambers was crowned national champion in the grueling sport of 24-hour solo mountain-bike racing—beating an elite field that included four-time national champion Tinker Juarez...

Tour de France 2006

The 2006 Tour de France kicks off July 1 and Outside Online is one-stop shopping for a play-by-play of this year's event. Check in every day for on-the-scene Stage updates and exclusive photo...

Blown Away

Biking// Stefan Brinkmann, from Tarifa Bike (011-34-956-681373, www.tarifabike.com), has an encyclopedic knowledge of the...

Get Back On Track and Accomplish Your Season Goals

With spring kicking off, now is a great time to get back into your training routine. But don't let your ambitions get the best of you—when returning to a fitness program, it's important not...

Rolling Wonders

TO WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND THE BENEFITS of 29-inch wheels, consider the monster truck. The bigger the wheel, the bigger the stuff it can roll over. Which explains the rise of the 29er as an...

Rolling Wonders

LEMOND CHAMBERY / $2,100, 18.9 lbs Why It's Cool: Traditional geometry and classic European styling with less weight, thanks to the aluminum-carbon-hybrid frame.The...

Rolling Wonders

BUYING A MOUNTAIN BIKE used to mean choosing between low weight and long-travel suspension. No more. Thanks to improved shock technology and trimmed-down components and frames, manufacturers are...

Rolling Wonders

WHEN MOST MOUNTAIN BIKES are stacked with 27 gears, why are so many cyclists turning to single-speeds? Easy: They're light and simple, fun to ride, and whip you into a better, stronger cyclist....

Rolling Wonders

WITH THEIR AERO WHEELS AND SLEEK DESIGN, tri bikes—time-trial models favored by dedicated triathletes—will get any cyclist salivating. No surprise they're one of the industry's fastest...

Rolling Wonders

TREK EQUINOX 9 / $2,200, 20.5 lbs Why It's Cool: You get wind-tunnel-tested aerodynamics, carbon-fiber add-ons, and a responsive aluminum frame—without busting your bike...

Dialed

Call them your dancing shoes. PEARL IZUMI's new silver OCTANE road shoes come with a patented titanium-and-carbon-fiber plate and a mini-reel so you can snug them up and go. At 10...

Rolling Wonders

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLAYER 30 / $2,200, 34.3 lbs Why It's Cool: A hand-built frame with superb all-mountain performance at a closeout price.The Ride: The Slayer has...

Rolling Wonders

BIKES, LIKE CELL-PHONE PLANS, should come tailored to your needs. That's what you finally get in 2006: a slew of highly refined models suited to your riding preferences. Want a road ride? Now...

Rolling Wonders

BIANCHI W.U.S.S. / $1,340, 23.3 lbs Why It's Cool: Who doesn't want a hard-cranking machine with Italian panache at a rock-bottom price? The Ride: It may be...

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